Right from the top of Rex Murphy’s Saturday column for the National Post it’s clear we’re in for a doozy: the title of his column is “A rude dismissal of Canada’s generosity.” It is about how rude aboriginal people in Canada are being, and how dismissive they are of Canada’s generous apology for almost genociding them. It’s about as close as you can come to calling a group “uppity” in a national newspaper in 2013.
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One person who fought for black Canadians was Burnley “Rocky” Jones, a human rights activist and lawyer in Halifax, N.S. Despite being an influential activist who spent several decades fighting injustice, Jones is not a household name across the country.